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World’s largest LNG-powered containership calls Southampton

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The world’s largest LNG-fuelled containership the CMA CGM Jacques Saade has made its maiden call at the Port of Southampton, UK, having sailed from Asia.

The 23,000 teu nominal capacity CMA CGM Jacques Saade had sailed from Singapore with a record load of 20,723 teu.

Ernst Schulze, ceo of DP World in the UK, which operates the container terminal in Southampton, said: “We are delighted to be working with the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, to welcome the world’s largest green vessel to one of our two terminals in the UK.”

Gary Jeffreys, ceo of CMA CGM UK said: “This vessel has been enhanced with the latest technologies and is the result of seven years of research and development. While guaranteeing the safety of our crew, it preserves air quality and will be part of our action against global warming. It significantly improves the environmental footprint of carried goods. We have taken a big step forward. We need to go further to build transport that is even more respectful of the environment.”

The CMA CGM Jacques Saade is the first on nine 23,000 teu LNG-powered containerships ordered by the French container line. The vessels emit 99% less SOx, have a 85% NOx reduction, and produce 20% less CO2 emissions than a ship using fuel oil.